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September 1, 2022, 10:05 PM

Top News

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Twitter is testing an edit button, giving some Twitter Blue subscribers 30 minutes to make edits later in September 2022; edit labels include a complete history  —  Twitter Blue subscribers get access later this month  —  Twitter is now testing its highly-requested Edit Tweet feature.
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Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
The UK's CMA says Microsoft's $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition will require an in-depth review and gives Microsoft a September 8 deadline to offer remedies  —  Microsoft Corp.'s planned $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard Inc. will be sent for an in-depth review unless …
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Some musicians with songs about “poop” say Amazon Music has become their biggest source of revenue, likely due to kids yelling the word at Alexa-enabled devices  —  “Alexa, play ‘Poopy Stupid Butt’ again."  —  There are many topics that my 5-year-old and I don't see eye to eye on …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
The USB Promoter Group: USB 4 version 2 will offer speeds up to 80Gbps, using existing 40Gbps USB Type-C passive cables and new 80Gbps USB Type-C active cables  —  USB 4 version 2 promises 80 Gbps speeds  —  The next version of USB could be one of the fastest connectors we've seen yet.
Associated Press:
An investigation details local US law enforcement using the “Fog Reveal” phone tracking tool, at times without warrants, to search records from 250M devices  —  Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using …
Matthew Gault / VICE:
An artist using Midjourney to create AI-generated art won first place at Colorado State Fair's fine arts competition, leading to criticism by other artists  —  Jason Allen's AI-generated work “Théâtre D'opéra Spatial” took first place in the digital category at the Colorado State Fair.
Hoakley / The Eclectic Light Company:
Apple quietly updates malware protection in macOS to scan more frequently, making XProtect Remediator as active as many commercial anti-malware products  —  In the last six months macOS malware protection has changed more than it did over the previous seven years.
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Google announces $20M in new commitments to expand computer science education in the US and expects the funds to improve educational access for 11M+ students  —  Grants will support 4-H, The Hidden Genius Project, CUNY, and more  —  Google has announced $20 million in new commitments …
Billy House / Bloomberg:
In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, 35 House Republicans request communications between Facebook and the FBI in a probe relating to the NY Post's Hunter Biden story  —  House Republicans are demanding that Meta Platforms Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg hand over FBI warnings …
Reuters:
Sources: in December 2020, the US DOJ asked Binance to provide extensive records about its anti-money laundering checks and communications by CEO Changpeng Zhao  —  U.S. federal prosecutors asked Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, to provide extensive internal records …
Kaya Yurieff / The Information:
OnlyFans reports revenue for the year ending November 2021 rose 160% YoY to $932M, creators up 34% YoY to 2.1M, earning nearly $4B, and fans up 128% YoY to 188M  —  OnlyFans, the adult content site best known for explicit content, reported revenue soared 160% to $932 million year-over-year …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Marketplace Pulse: Shopify is warning its merchants not to use Amazon's checkout service Buy with Prime, saying it is a security risk and violates Shopify's ToS  —  - Shopify is warning merchants that Amazon's one-click checkout service violates its terms of service, according to Marketplace Pulse.
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